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Greater or Lesser Scaup?

Posted: Oct 25 1:42 pm
by Icarus
Saw this at the Summit Reservoir in Victoria. I'm leaning towards Lesser Scaup based on the more rounded head and the angle at the rear of the crown. Am I right?

ImageIMG_2554 by Bruce Albertson, on Flickr

Re: Greater or Lesser Scaup?

Posted: Oct 27 8:52 pm
by jewill
I would say Lesser Scaup.

Re: Greater or Lesser Scaup?

Posted: Oct 28 12:23 pm
by StevenRoias
Yes, it's a Lesser Scaup. Also note the narrow and small size of the nail at the tip of the bill.